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No power price hike ‘from July’

No power price hike ‘from July’
The power distribution companies have not received any instruction so far to add the 10 per cent hike in value added tax (VAT) to consumers’ bills, which is being interpreted as an indication that the electricity bills would not be hiked from 1 July, as finance minister AMA Muhith had proposed in his budget speeches on 3 June. “We have not taken a decision on the issue yet, but there would be no increase from 1 July, as announced. However, we do need a power price hike, which would be imposed later, after the process is done,” Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) chairman Khaled Mahmood said to The Independent yesterday (Saturday). “The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) will send some documents to the…

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Eid tomorrow, if Shawal moon sighted today

Eid tomorrow, if Shawal moon sighted today
The holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims ending the Ramadan fasting, will…

Makeshift shops look to be ‘good’ places for ‘cheap’ shopping

Makeshift shops look to be ‘good’ places for ‘cheap’ shopping

Though regular malls are always in the limelight during every Eid, the makeshift shops on footpaths and open spaces in the capital are also doing a brisk business pulling huge customers, both the middle-class and lower middle-class people, reports UNB. People were seen crowding around the makeshift…
Rickshaw rules as ‘no effective plan’ to remove these: Experts

Rickshaw rules as ‘no effective plan’ to remove these: Experts

Though Bangladesh wants to become a middle-income country by 2021 with its fast growing economy, its capital is still clogged with rickshaws, a symbol of poverty, thanks to the city authorities' indifference to develop a mass transport system and work out an effective plan to get rid of the slow-moving…
Celebrating 
Eid-ul-Fitr

Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-ul-Fitr is observed on the day following the last day of the month of Ramadan. It is a day of much rejoicing and happiness especially by those fortunate persons who observed the fasts and reaped the spiritual fruits of this holy exercise in accordance with the directions of Allah in the Holy Quran. …
Rejoice with caution

Rejoice with caution

This is India’s second victory over Pakistan in one month. Quite expectedly and understandably Pakistan is hopping mad. The first was earlier this month when India had approached the International Court of Justice or ICJ accusing Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention and conducting a "farcical…
‘New budget likely to see some vital amendments’

‘New budget likely to see some vital amendments’

The government is likely to amend some provisions in the proposed budget for fiscal 2017-18, particularly the issues relating to the much-talked-about excise duty on bank accounts and implementation of new VAT law, reports UNB. According to sources at the finance ministry and National Board of Revenue…
Extremist groups come out of shadows in Quebec

Extremist groups come out of shadows in Quebec

QUEBEC CITY: Tattooed and wearing a black t-shirt emblazoned with a wolf paw, Patrick Beaudry admits being in the second year of a political movement “that is perhaps more radical” than others, reports AFP. La Meute, a far-right group in Quebec of which he is a founder, does not promote…
Milon, Nipun together in Eid tele-drama

Milon, Nipun together in Eid tele-drama

National Film Award winning actress Nipun will be seen appearing in an Eid tele-drama under the direction of Sokal Ahmed. In the drama, with the titled ‘Ovinetri’, actor Anisur Rahman Milon has acted opposite her in this tele-drama. The duo is appearing for the third time in the small screen.…
Bangladesh tour preparations to be completed in Darwin

Bangladesh tour preparations to be completed in Darwin

The Australian men’s cricket team will complete a pre-tour camp in Darwin prior to their two-Test Qantas Tour of Bangladesh. Cricket Australia, Northern Territory Cricket and the Northern Territory Government today confirmed the camp for the Australian Squad, which will be based at Darwin’s…
25 hurt in police-BCL clash in Chandpur

25 hurt in police-BCL clash in Chandpur

Chandpur: At least 25 people were injured during a tripartite clash involving police, Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and local Juba League men in the district town on Friday, reports UNB. Police and locals said as a team of law enforcers intercepted three motorcycles of local BCL activists, including…
Draft Broadcast Act under scrutiny

Draft Broadcast Act under scrutiny

 After initiating the formulation of a Broadcast Act four years ago, the government is yet to finalise the draft Broadcast Act 2017, which also aims to regulate online media activities.Sources in the information ministry said the proposed act, once enacted, will be the main tool to regulate all…
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